Yes - A visa is required for travel to Egypt

Monday, October 26, 2020

A valid passport and tourist visa are required to visit Egypt.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Egypt, with at least one blank passport page available for Egyptian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamp(s).
Washington, DC: you must also submit two copies of your passport information page


Egypt Visa Application Form:

One Egypt visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit. Signature must be original on the visa application.
Washington, DC: You must provide two sets (one original and one copy)
Los Angeles: You must print your application single-sided and on a single page. Applications that are printed double-sided or on other pages of the visa application kit will not be accepted by the consulate.


Photo Requirements:

Two recent 2 x 2 passport high definition color photos, front view and with a plain/light background.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Other Forms:

Chicago: Completed, signed, notarized Letter of Authorization. By signing this letter, the applicant authorizes our company to submit and retrieve the applicant's documents from the Egyptian Consulate.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from Egypt
Houston and New York: proof of travel not required.


Medical Requirements:

Yellow Fever Certificate: Applicants arriving from a yellow fever risk area or applicants who transited through such an area for more than 12 hours must provide a yellow fever certificate. Applicants will also be required to present the Yellow Fever certificate upon arrival.

New York: Health certificate required if traveler is traveling to Egypt from an infected area.

Houston: Polio Vaccination Certificate: All visa applicants; regardless of their citizenship, must provide an original polio vaccination certificate if they are coming from polio-infected countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Somalia, New Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Kenya, or Niger). The applicant must have a certificate of Polio vaccination prior to entering Egypt, from 4 weeks to 12 months at most, regardless of age.

Upon Arrival:

It is possible to obtain your visa upon arrival. Visa requirements and restrictions vary greatly when obtaining an on arrival visa. The local immigration officials also hold the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason. We strongly recommend that you obtain your visa prior to departure. Should you choose to obtain your visa upon arrival, you will need to inquire with your airline if boarding is allowed without a visa. Business activities are not permitted if admitted as a tourist.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Egypt Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Visa Validity:

Egyptian tourist visas are generally issued for a single visit to Egypt within 3 months, or for multiple entries within 6 months. Egyptian visas generally allow a stay of up to 30 days per entry, at the discretion of the Egyptian visa officer.

Visa Processing Time:

Egypt visas are usually processed in 10 business days in Washington DC. In other jurisdictions, Egypt visas are usually processed in 5 to 7 business days. Rush and Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees in some locations. Please visit our Egypt Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options page for details.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Egypt

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Egyptian Visa

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia

Diran Visa Service
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 638-4328

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois.

Diran Visa Service
111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 512
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico

Diran Visa Service
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas

Diran Visa Service
2 Greenway Plaza Suite 200
Houston, TX 77046
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Diran Visa Service :

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Diran Visa Service
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 877-876-3266